Artistic Excellence Fund
Why Give to Our Artistic Excellence Fund
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s work on stage, in schools, and in the community has grown over the last two decades to a world-class standard garnering critical acclaim and a fierce fan base. Your gift to CSC means we can continue to enchant audiences, ignite passion in students, and enliven communities across the Tristate area through our celebrated approach to theater and learning.
Because of you, CSC is setting the standard as a world-class Shakespeare institution, serving as the arts destination for the region, with a commitment to the artists, audiences, schools, and communities of Cincinnati.
Beyond the shows you see on our stage, CSC is a community of artists and collaborators that trusts in power of words, the resonance of storytelling, and the profound impact art has on an individual. CSC not only entertains, but most importantly feeds the larger dialogue in Greater Cincinnati. At its core, CSC believes that bringing people together for a shared experience is the surest way to change the world for the better.
“The most important thing I have wanted to share with CSC has been thank you for making every production relatable and relevant. My husband was never a fan of Shakespeare until he went to his first show nine years ago. Now we are annual pass holders, donate to CSC, and tell everyone we meet about our experiences! He cannot stop raving about how CSC turned him back on to Shakespeare’s works, along with other literary influences of the time. We have hours of conversation before and after the shows over drinks and dinner based on the production alone. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!” – CSC Patron
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Donate by Mail
Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Donate by Phone
Please call Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208
Donate at the Theater*
The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273
Donate with Stock
Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.
Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at [email protected]
We wish to thank the following corporations, foundations, agencies, and individuals for their support of the 2022-2023 Season. We are forever grateful. This list is current as of August 1, 2022.
We endeavor to correctly recognize all of our supporters. If you see a problem with this list, please accept our apologies and email [email protected] to correct. Thank you.
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Rosemary and Mark Schlachter
Operating Support Partners:
The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation
The Ohio Arts Council
The Shubert Foundation
Education Season Sponsors:
Debby and Jim Mason
Creative Services Partner:
Creative Innovation Partner:
Mainstage Production Sponsors:
Bartlett & Co.
Stock Yards Bank & Trust
National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest
Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation
Ohio Arts Council Arts Partnership
Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Crosset Family Fund
Fifth Third Foundation
FREE Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors:
Western & Southern Financial Group
Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent
Access Ticket Partner:
Cincinnati Public Radio/91.7 WVXU
Radio Drama Sponsor:
New Play Development Partners:
Travis and Teresa McElroy
Opening Night Partners:
1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab
Cass and Glenn Plott
Throughout 2020-2022, CSC was the grateful beneficiary in COVID-related relief funds from the following federal, state, and local sources – the direct result of the advocacy of arts supporters like you.
City of Cincinnati
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Employee Retention Tax Credit
Entertainment Venue Grant (State of Ohio)
Hamilton County Commissioners
Ohio Arts Council
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund (State of Ohio)
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the proud recipient of 65 awards for theatrical production, was a four-time finalist for Non-Profit of the Year (by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce), received a 2017 Emerging Business Award from Venue Magazine, and was voted “Best of Cincinnati” by Cincinnati CityBeat in 2018 and 2019. The Otto M. Budig Theater, home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, also received top honors for design by The American Institute of Architects and the Cincinnati Design Awards.